Youth engagement with the rural economy in Africa

Description of the topic

We are using LSMS-ISA panel data for 6 countries in sub-Saharan Africa to examine patterns of economic engagement in rural economies by young people. Questions of particular interest are: How do young people engage with land and labor markets? What role does migration play in land and labor market participation? 

Work expectations

The student will work closely with other project researchers. In addition to primary data analysis, the student may contribute to secondary data analysis (e.g. literature review) and writing up of results.

Required skills

Household survey data analysis, econometrics.